Edward Charles VIENET

Regimental number489
Place of birthWaurn Ponds Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bonney, Perth Cottage, Ceres, via Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDischarged 22 June 1917

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, 18/19th. August 1916. When advancing against the enemy trenches this N.C.O. went with 2/Lieut RAUERT to a unit on our right which was in danger of losing touch with the line, owing to loss of officers and N.C.O.s. He displayed great gallantry and resourcefulness in collecting and re-organising the men, getting them to dig in, and connect up with 6th Battalion. He also attended to the removal of killed and wounded and greatly assisted his officer in a critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917